Julie is one of those girls that when you meet her, you would even say she glows.
I met Julie for the first time when she helped me make a return at a local retail store where she was working at the time. We only spoke for a few minutes, but even in that short time she made enough of an impression on me that when I came home I told my husband about the incredibly nice girl that had helped me that day.
As fate would have it, we were introduced (for real this time) by a mutual friend a few weeks later, and I recognized her right away from our encounter at the store. Like I said, the girl just glows. Julie has an amazing style blog, Street Lily, and over the past few months I have had the privilege of taking a few outfit pictures for her blog. If you have not yet seen her blog, then you are seriously missing her out! Her fun personality shows through in every post, and her blog inspires me not just with her fashion, but also with the stories she shares about her faith walk.
Julie, Kellen, and I met in Milwaukee on Lake Michigan on a foggy, rainy day to take a few photos to commemorate 2 years (now 2 1/2) of marriage. These two have a beautiful relationship, and it was an honor to document a few moments of it.
We've been married almost 2 1/2 years, and dated for about 8 months before taking the plunge. We actually met at a church retreat in the mountains of Washington. Absolutely gorgeous and mildly cliché. ;) He sent me a few messages via Facebook after the weekend, got my number, made me about 11 mix CDs and I was sold.
During our dating span we for sure had some ups and downs, issues to deal with and such, but once we actually committed, it was go-time. We flew to Kansas so Kellen could meet the family and see where I grew up. I went out for a run while Kellen chatted with my dad. After I'd showered and didn't stink as much, I found Kell sitting on the swing in my back yard, so I went out to chat. Next thing I knew, he's on his knee asking me to be his wife. I didn't cry. I started sweating profusely. Really romantic.
Kellen's marriage advice: Put the other first and yourself last. You'll win every argument.
Julie's marriage advice: Always find a way to laugh. And really - don't go to bed angry.